New Director

I am pleased to announce that the First Steps Preschool Board has filled the director position.  We would like to thank Shannon Teague and Amy Paden for their efforts as they shouldered those responsibilities during our search.  Keith Colbert has accepted the position as director and will begin transitioning into the role over the next several weeks.

Mr. Colbert brings many years of experience with him to First Steps Preschool.  Prior to FSP, Mr. Colbert worked in a K-8 charter school for 15 years.  For ten of those years, he was the principal of the school.  He also has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.  He has served as the Chairman of the FSP Board since its inception.

Mr. Colbert currently serves as an elder for First Christian Church.  He also plays the drums for church and serves as the worship team coordinator.  His wife, Stephanie, and he have 3 children and live by the idea that any time spent together is “quality time”.  When asked about his principle values, he responded by saying “Christian, husband, father, friend” are the four words he attempts to live up to every day.

Our plan moving forward is to have Mr. Colbert and Mrs. Teague share the role of director for the next several weeks.  This time will allow families and students to get to know Keith and allow him to gain an understanding of the responsibilities and needs of FSP.  To replace Mr. Colbert as Board President, the board has voted Mary Rawlins into this role.

Please help us welcome Keith to the FSP family and be sure to look for him during arrival and dismissal times.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 937-965-7929.

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